Begun Basanti vs. Shorshe Begun!
Here's how I make Begun Basanti at Debjanir Rannaghar!Print
Begun Basanti is mustard and yogurt-based sweet and sour Bengali style curry cooked with Eggplant
- Eggplant: 1 (Big; long); or 3 (small, long)
- Green Peas: ¼ cup
- Green Chili: 4
- Black mustard seed: 1 Tbsp.
- Yellow Mustard Seed: 1 Tbsp.
- Plain Curd/ Tok Doi/ plain yogurt: 150 ml.
- Nigella Seed: ½ Tsp.
- Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp.
- Sugar: 1 Tbsp.
- Red Chili Powder: ½ Tsp.
- Salt: to taste
- Mustard Oil: 3 Tbsp.
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- Soak the mustard seeds with 2 green chilies in hot water with ¼ Tsp. of Salt for 15 minutes.
- Discard the water.
- Make a paste of the Seeds and chilies by adding a little salt.
- Add 1 cup water to the paste and strain to discard the husk.
- Beat the curd to smooth it.
- Mix it with the mustard paste.
- Cut the Eggplant into long thick strips. One Big Eggplant to be cut into at least 8 strips.
- If using small eggplant, cut each into 4 strips. You may keep the stem intact with the strip of Eggplant.
- Marinate the Eggplant strips with ¼ Tsp. of Turmeric Powder, ¼ Tsp. of Red Chili Powder, ¼ Tsp. of Sugar and also ¼ Tsp. of Salt.
- Heat the oil in a Pan and fry the eggplants on low temperature from all the sides.
- Strain the fried Eggplants from the pan.
- Temper the oil with nigella seed and 2 chilies.
- Add the mustard and curd mixture to it.
- Now add Turmeric powder, sugar, red chili powder, and also salt.
- Add Green Peas as well and bring it to boil.
- Now add fried Eggplants and cook till the gravy thickens.
- Serve it hot with your choice of Rice/ bread.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 75g
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 10.4g
- Sodium: 648mg
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 5.7g
- Protein: 5.3g
- Cholesterol: 2mg
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